Collegiate Quiz Bowl

This student activity was incorporated by the Kansas State Department of Education to showcase quality teaching and learning at the community college level.

In the fall and spring semesters, students participate in scrimmages and regional and state competitions with other community colleges in Kansas. At the state competition, student teams have the opportunity to win from $400 to $800.

Since no individual is an expert in all subject areas, this is a collaborative team effort.

Subjects covered at the competitions include art, literature, science, math, history, geography, sports, and current events.

The state requires that participants be currently enrolled in at least six credit hours, carry a 2.0 GPA, and must be seeking an associates degree.

Competitions include a Fall Preliminary Competition, a December Snow Bowl, National Academic Quiz Tournament in January, Kansas Community College Spring Regional, and the State Final in April.


Collegiate Quiz Bowl

2020 CQB Team at NASA

Club News

Previous Cowley College Quiz Bowl Events
Zane Hubble
April 18, 2023
Earning its highest finish ever at the state championship, the Cowley College Quiz Bowl team recently placed third at the event held Friday and Saturday at the Salina Area Technical College.
Zane Hubble with award medal
February 28, 2023
The Cowley College collegiate quiz bowl teams capped an impressive year by having both teams place at the Quiz Bowl nationals in Rosemont, Illinois.
Cowley A and B teams
January 24, 2023
For the first time in the program’s history, both Cowley College Quiz Bowl teams have qualified for nationals. The teams accomplished this feat while competing at the sectional tournament held Saturday, January 21, in Overland Park, Kansas.
Cowley College Quiz Bowl team
October 04, 2022
The Cowley College Quiz Bowl recently took two teams to compete at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS, for their first meet of the season.
Cowley Collegiate Quiz Bowl team holds trophy
May 03, 2022
Qualifying to compete at the Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl State Championship April 29-30 in Salina, the Cowley Collegiate Quiz Bowl team placed third out of six teams. The team was also the recipient of the Sportsmanship trophy.
Cowley College Quiz Bowl team recently placed 10th out 16 teams at the national championship tournament
March 01, 2022
Capping another strong season, the Cowley College Quiz Bowl team recently placed 10th out 16 teams at the national championship tournament. The tournament was held over Zoom with Cowley competing at its Wichita Center.
Zane Hubble wearing medal
January 26, 2022
Cowley College took one team of six students to compete at the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Sectionals Saturday at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. The team’s top two competitors earned a fourth and fifth place showing individually to help Cowley place third at the tournament.
Cowley College Quiz Bowl teams
November 04, 2021
Taking part in the Collegiate Quiz Bowl Fall Invitational October 23 in Chanute, KS, the Cowley College Quiz Bowl teams stole the show by placing first and third out of eight teams.